Question: How Far Can a Slingshot Shoot?

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Slingshots are weapons that have been around a long time, and they are still used today for recreation, small game hunting and, in some rare cases, even self-defense or other special-purpose tasks. Compared to the simple slingshots crafted by mankind in eras past, modern slingshots might as well have been designed by NASA: Instead of … Read more

Why You Still Need a Bug-Out Bag Even if You Bug In

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Unless you are a complete newbie to prepping, you are probably familiar with the concept of the bug out bag, seemingly every prepper’s favorite piece of equipment. You can think of a bug-out bag as your survival parachute, a survival scuba tank if you will, representing that one prep that will let you survive an … Read more

How to Make a Blackout Kit

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Cities of steel and concrete are testaments to mankind’s ingenuity. We take a lot for granted today, including the internet, our motor vehicles, indoor plumbing and sewage, running water and more. These are far more than niceties; these public utilities and advanced technologies are what make modern life so luxurious and indeed possible. What you … Read more

How Strong Paracord Really Is

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Paracord is one of those items that you’ll never see a prepper without. This incredibly versatile, super handy cordage is known for rot resistance, flexibility, and tremendous strength out of all proportion with its diameter. Paracord is useful for just about everything: you can easily pitch a tent with it, hang a hammock, use it … Read more

10 Clever Upgrades for Your Bug Out Bag

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Any piece of equipment, no matter what it is, no matter how good it might be, is just a starting point. Somehow, someway, it can always be improved. Maybe you spent a lot on a particular piece of gear, or maybe you just spent a little bit. With most things you get what you pay … Read more

51 EMP-Proof Tools and Items to Stockpile

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An EMP places pretty high on most preppers list of theoretically possible mega-disasters. A man-made or naturally occurring electromagnetic pulse can conceivably crash or destroy the vast majority of electronics or the power grid in the blink of an eye. Anything with a circuit board is vulnerable, as is anything with a computer chip and … Read more

15 Bug Out Bag Mistakes to Avoid Like the Plague

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Virtually every prepper has a bug-out bag, a BOB, that great, big backpack or rucksack that holds all of the survival goodies you will need to weather the storm when a disaster sends you fleeing into the wild blue yonder. If you don’t have a BOB, I hope you put yours together soon, and at … Read more

Don’t Be Cheap – Get These 7 Quality Survival Items

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Every prepper knows that having the right survival gear can spell the difference between living to see another sunrise, and embracing oblivion during a SHTF situation. Having the right tool for the job can help you turn big problems into minor inconveniences. Lacking the right tools and supplies may see a comparatively minor problem turn … Read more

How Much Range Can You Get From a Ham Radio?

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The expected effective range of ham radio is a subject that is constantly talked about but poorly understood among many preppers not specialized in radio communication skills. For all but the shortest-ranged line-of-sight broadcasts there are many factors that will affect the range of your transmissions, and knowing what to expect within a given set … Read more

Top 10 Urban Survival Kit Items You Should Have

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Most survival priorities apply in any kind of environment you happen to be in. You’ll always need shelter, you always need food, water and a way to protect yourself. Urban environments offer their own share of challenges, and many of them are the equal of some of the most hostile natural environments on Earth. The … Read more

So, How Does a Rocket Stove Work?

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I’ll go on and bet if you’ve got any friends that are heavy into hiking, camping or homesteading you have heard then go on and on at length about rocket stoves, the new marvels of efficient cooking and heating. Well, got a little spoiler for you: they aren’t new, but boy, oh boy are they … Read more

How to Put Together The Ultimate Bug Out Bag

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Disasters, both natural and man made are becoming more and more frequent in our world today. If you woke up in the middle of the night to find yourself in a situation where you needed to leave your home within minutes, would you be prepared to do so? Or would you run around the house … Read more

50+ Tools You Should Have on the Homestead

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If you’re longing to switch to the homestead lifestyle but are frustrated by the fact that circumstances just won’t come together to make it happen for several months, or even several years, there is something you can work on right now. There are certain tools you should have on the homestead and the more of … Read more

114 Survival Supplies You Can Get at the Dollar Store

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When it comes to stockpiling survival supplies, it’s not hard at all to blow your budget pretty quickly. But quality gear that you can count on is important. There are just certain things you don’t want to cut corners on when it comes to survival gear. But if you’re looking to gather some inexpensive supplies … Read more

Should You Employ Multiple BugOut Bags

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Bug-Out Bags form a sort of central hub of prepping. A bug-out bag, or BOB, is a self-contained survival stash containing tools, weapons, clothing, shelter material, medical supplies, calories, a way to get clean water, a way to start a fire and many other items essential to human survival when the niceties of civilization give … Read more

New to Prepping? Get these 15 Survival Items before Anything Else

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If you are reading this article, chances are you have made the decision to start living a life of self-sufficiency and personal responsibility. Congratulations! While sometimes derided as paranoia or doomsday prophesying, prepping is really just a modern resurgence of specialty skills that would simply be called life skills a few generations ago. Even so, … Read more

How to Make Your Bug-Out Bag Modular

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by Contributing Author Ah, the BOB. The prepper standby and source of constant tinkering, consternation and much discussion. There are a 1,001 ways to choose, fill and pack a BOB, but one method in particular I have been experimenting with over the past year since an associate introduced me to it has been a real … Read more

9 Essential Pieces of Gear for Any Disaster

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by Tim Makay Discussions or guides that offer recommendations about what supplies and items you should have in what quantities in to order to survive a given type of disaster are common. No two crises and climates are alike, and so this format has merit. Differing climates and situations mandate different approaches. I myself might … Read more

The Best Pepper Sprays for Survival

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by Derrick Krane The use of force continuum ranges from Command presence, in which your very presence deters aggression, all the way up to lethal force. Between these two far ends of the spectrum are less-than-lethal self-defense tools, including a Taser, Stun Gun, or Pepper spray. Pepper spray, more technically known as OC (Oleoresin Capsicum) … Read more

8 Overlooked Bug-Out Bag Items

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Tweaking your bug out bag is a never-ending endeavor. The more you learn, the more you add and remove items, the goal being to make it more lightweight, more functional and more tuned to your unique situation and the disasters you’re prepping for. Today we’re going to talk about some of the things you may … Read more

What’s the best multitool for edc?

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by Eric How many times have you ever been out and about on your daily business and found yourself needing a screwdriver or a pair of pliers? No? So it’s just me then? Yeah, I find myself in need of a tool of some sort several times throughout the day, but then, I do a … Read more

15 Bug Out Bag Essentials You Must Have

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Bug out bags are essential items for any survivalist. Deciding what to put in your bag can be difficult. Each person has different needs and requirements. You may have a large family, or you could be a single person, prepping for the future. A bug out bag is meant to carry items to allow you … Read more